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something from dark days of AE in the 1990's. When the whole business casual thing started, AE tried branching out to more casual styles. This is one of the results. I'm not stating an opinion, just stating what it is.

They do not make anything similar at this time.

BTW, AE also made women's shoes at one time.

Chris

 

Thanks for the info. Well I don't think that thing has an alibi; it's ugly.

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Here's a picture I snapped comparing the sole thickness of Jefferson and Rutledge. You're right, it's not quite as thick as the double sole on my McTavish, but it's definitely thicker than the sole on the Rutledge. One AE SA once described the Jefferson as having a one-and-a-half sole.

On another note, I finally got my duper-clearance Amoks. They feel great! Not noticing the toe box being that much tighter than my 5 Last shoes. My first chukkas, btw. Looking forward to warmer weather so I can break them out.


Looking forward to receiving mine, although after reading reviews I went up a width. Are those the laces that came with them?
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Looking forward to receiving mine, although after reading reviews I went up a width. Are those the laces that came with them?

Yes, those are the stock laces. I'm already at 3E width anyway smile.gif
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Looking forward to receiving mine, although after reading reviews I went up a width. Are those the laces that came with them?

Going up a width is the right call. Mine are pretty snug. If I could order over again I would go out one width
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My Fifth Aves have the same wrinkles around the same area.  They developed after a few wears.  Mine were firsts but I didn't pay over $300 for them.  Doens't really bother me at all since that's where the shoes flex.  

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Hi Allen Edmonds experts,

 

Here's a quick question for you.  I recently received these Fifth Ave's and am pretty pleased with the shoes overall.  When I first took them out of the box, I immediately noticed the oval mark on the left side of the right shoe.  It matches the brand cutout inside the shoe.  If this were just a slight depression in the leather, it wouldn't really bug me, but it looks like a dark ring has been burnished into the leather as a result.  I asked my local AE salesman about the issue and he said it was normal and would probably polish out.  I've worn the shoes once, and tried to diminish the mark with AE color-matched polish, but no dice.

 

An AE customer service rep looked at the pics and said this isn't a flaw.  But having seen the minor imperfections that can render a shoe "second" quality, I'm a little skeptical.  What do you guys think?  Should these have been seconds?  Should I forget about it?  Anyone else seen this kind of mark on their AE bourbons?

 

 

 

If these are firsts, return them.  That is unacceptable for first quality AE's.

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Looks like someone with little experience managed the burnishing wheel

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Afternoon, members;
Anyone have thoughts on the Brown Cordovan Norwich? Wondering about fit relative to other lasts (like 5 or 3), color of brown shell, patina developed, rolls developed, comfort level after hours of wear etc.
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Originally Posted by space grey View Post
 

Hi Allen Edmonds experts,

 

Here's a quick question for you.  I recently received these Fifth Ave's and am pretty pleased with the shoes overall.  When I first took them out of the box, I immediately noticed the oval mark on the left side of the right shoe.  It matches the brand cutout inside the shoe.  If this were just a slight depression in the leather, it wouldn't really bug me, but it looks like a dark ring has been burnished into the leather as a result.  I asked my local AE salesman about the issue and he said it was normal and would probably polish out.  I've worn the shoes once, and tried to diminish the mark with AE color-matched polish, but no dice.

 

An AE customer service rep looked at the pics and said this isn't a flaw.  But having seen the minor imperfections that can render a shoe "second" quality, I'm a little skeptical.  What do you guys think?  Should these have been seconds?  Should I forget about it?  Anyone else seen this kind of mark on their AE bourbons?

 

Not a flaw in my book.  I'd forget about it if I were you.  I don't think that "flaw" would warrant calling them seconds.  I would never reject a pair of shoes for minor dings or scratches.  Crooked captoes or asymmetric wingtips or lacing up crooked are the things that I look for and wouldn't abide.

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Afternoon, members;
Anyone have thoughts on the Brown Cordovan Norwich? Wondering about fit relative to other lasts (like 5 or 3), color of brown shell, patina developed, rolls developed, comfort level after hours of wear etc.
A regular here ordered them, but I think ended up returning them due to fit. If you search Norwich you should be able to find his post.
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Received my 2/$250 order last week.  Got the Walnut Parkways and Cognac Ridgeways, both in 10D.  

 

The Parkways were actually in great condition and I had to try hard to find the defect.  I suspect it could have been a small dent on the tip of the toe which was easily buff-able, but other than that, it was in better than expected shape for a second.  Alas, it runs a little too long, so I have to exchange it for a 9.5D.  

 

The Ridgeways actually fit okay, but were clearly second quality.  There was some wrinkling in the leather of the inside quarter of the right shoe.  Not a big deal and I could have lived with it, but the orange welt was a little too much for me, and orange is my favorite color too.  I asked the associate if I could do an exchange and he said that he would send me a current list of 9.5D closeouts to choose from.  

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Could anybody tell me what is the color of the left Strand? Bourbon or dark brown? Thanks!

They look brown to me. Bourbon is lighter than that in the shoes that I've seen. I can't recall having ever seen dark brown calf as an option for Strands (but it's certainly possible I just missed it), although those could always be an MTO.
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Not a flaw in my book.  I'd forget about it if I were you.  I don't think that "flaw" would warrant calling them seconds.  I would never reject a pair of shoes for minor dings or scratches.  Crooked captoes or asymmetric wingtips or lacing up crooked are the things that I look for and wouldn't abide.
minor dings? I'm pretty lenient with certain defects on seconds, but that is not ok. I would accept the small dark ring that he is referring to but I would not accept that entire section of the leather that is terribly wrinkled. That looks terrible.
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They look brown to me. Bourbon is lighter than that in the shoes that I've seen. I can't recall having ever seen dark brown calf as an option for Strands (but it's certainly possible I just missed it), although those could always be an MTO.

Its available in brown burnished calf
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minor dings? I'm pretty lenient with certain defects on seconds, but that is not ok. I would accept the small dark ring that he is referring to but I would not accept that entire section of the leather that is terribly wrinkled. That looks terrible.

 

This.  I suspect the only reason this is being debated (and that AE said it was not a defect) is that OP keeps describing it as a burnishing issue that could be polished over, when the picture shows something much more concerning.

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